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In the latest edition of Bikes of the Bunch, Andy White from Fyxo.co shares what he calls ‘The Campagnolo Project’, a build featuring a modified modern Athena 11s groupset on a ‘new-old-stock’ Olmo Super Gentleman frame.
The origins of this project go back to my days of tinkering and restoring bikes, polishing C Record cranksets, ultimately losing the shield logo in the process. Only first generation crank arms were the exception, and while they aren’t rocking horse manure – they are extremely limited and hard to source readily in the desired length.
The logo placement and method of application was also different between generations of C Record, so naturally I sourced, measured and referenced them moving forward.
As Campagnolo’s alloy groupsets started to look more modern with their logos, I looked to pare back the aesthetic so the component was the ‘hero’. Some dabbling with laser engraving got me revisiting the idea of adding the classic logos to the modern parts where possible.
Campagnolo made contact with me to showcase what could be done in terms of styling their current groupsets to look like those of the mid-80s to early-90s and that’s how this evolved into a complete bike.
The finished components feature on an immaculately restored Olmo, painted in the sea foam green of the Paul Smart Ducati chassis the owner also has in their stable.
– Olmo Super Gentleman frame and fork
– Campagnolo Athena 11s groupset
– Campagnolo Record 1″ headset
– Campagnolo Record hubset
– Campagnolo Super Record quick releases
– Curve Phat / Flat 32h polished rims
– Vittoria Open Corsa
– Paint: Sungraphics
– Decals: Cyclomondo
– Campagnolo 27.2 seat pillar – milling by Drillium Revival / Paint by FYXO
– Cinelli A1 120mm stem – milling by Drillium Revival / Paint by FYXO
– Cinelli Giro D’Italia bars 44cm
– Regal Rolls Suede Saddle
– Yellow vinyl bartape